Land Reclamation for Kulhudhuffushi Airport Wrapped Up

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Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) has successfully concluded the land reclamation phase to develop an airport in Haa Dhaalu Kulhudhuffushi, local media reports. 

The major development project began in November 2017 with the MTCC’s new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) ‘Mahaa Jarraafu’.

The dredger, designed and built by Royal IHC yard in Qidong, China, is the largest in the Easydredge series of standard twin-screw trailing suction hopper dredgers, with a length of overall 92.95 meters and a hopper capacity of 3.700m³ per load.

Inaugurated by the Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, a total of six hectares were reclaimed from the west side of the island along with six hectares from the island’s mangrove.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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